I never could grasp the concept of envy. To be upset at a person or wish bad things on someone because of a positive experience or happy occurrence in their life, baffles me. What is even more unfathomable to me is how sometimes the envy comes from friends and/or family. Why? I mean, seriously…I really and truly want to know why. The definition and quotes within this post, give a generalized reason for it – however, I want to know the ‘personal’ reasons. If you have been envious of someone or been the one that was envied, I hope you will leave a reply. (On the blog please – not on Twitter, Facebook or emails – so, that all responses will be together. You can comment anonymously.
“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” ~Harold G. Coffin
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. ~Buddha
Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. ~Jean Vanier
Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. ~Mary Schmidt
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